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The Métis Nation Minister of Veterans Affairs David Chartrand will be honouring two Métis veterans of the Second World War at ceremonies in Burnaby, BC. The ceremonies will include the presentation of a $20,000 cheque to each of the veterans under the terms of the $30 million Canada-Métis Nation Métis Veterans Recognition Payment Agreement.

Media are invited to observe the ceremony.

Event 1: Legacy Fund Presentation to WWII Métis Veteran Raymond Carriere

Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Burnaby General Hospital, 3935 Kincaid St, Burnaby, BC
Participants/Guests:
• President David Chartrand, Minister of Veterans
• WWII Métis veteran Raymond Carriere and family members

Event 2: Legacy Fund Presentation to WWII Métis Veteran Ernest Letendre

Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: George Derby Centre, 1242-7550 Cumberland St., Burnaby, BC
Participants/Guests:
• President David Chartrand, Minister of Veterans
• WWII Métis veteran Ernest Letendre and family members

For all media requests or for more information, please contact:

Ke Ning
Email: ken@metisnation.ca
c: 613-297-5193

The MNC represents the Métis Nation in Canada at the national and international levels. The Métis Nation’s homeland includes the 3 Prairie Provinces and extends into the contiguous parts of British Columbia, Ontario, the Northwest Territories and the United States. There are approximately 400,000 Métis Nation citizens in Canada, roughly a quarter of all Aboriginal peoples in the country.

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